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    Lenovo’s top Yoga 2-in-1 is faster, brighter and just all-around better

    If you’ve got ever reached in your telephone as an alternative of your laptop computer just because it is quicker to get up, unlock and begin working, you will respect what Lenovo’s Yoga C940 can do. The firm’s flagship 14-inch two-in-one is an Intel Project Athena gadget, a choose group of laptops co-engineered with Intel to carry out extra like your telephone. While I by no means felt like its predecessor, the C930, was sluggish, it is shocking how responsive the C940 feels by comparability.

    LikeOverall quicker processor and graphics performanceImproved show qualityExcellent function set for its value

    Don’t LikeIncluded pen is somewhat small for prolonged useAll ports are on one facet

    Lift the lid and it immediately wakes from sleep. The fingerprint reader unlocks the C940 in a second and because the Wi-Fi connects simply as quick, it is primarily able to work instantly. With the laptop computer asleep and lid open, you solely need to put your fingertip down on the reader and it is awake and unlocked as quick as your telephone. Lenovo Yoga C940

    Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL (FHD show)

    Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL (UHD show)

    Price as reviewed

    $1,300

    $1,600

    Display measurement/decision

    14-inch 1,920×1,080 contact show

    14-inch 3,840×2,160 contact show

    CPU

    1.3GHz Intel Core i7-1065G7

    1.3GHz Intel Core i7-1065G7

    Memory

    12GB DD4 RAM 4.27GHz

    16GB DD4 RAM 4.27GHz

    Graphics

    128MB Intel Iris Plus Graphics

    128MB Intel Iris Plus Graphics

    Storage

    512GB PCIe NVMe SSD

    512GB PCIe NVMe SSD + 32GB Intel Optane reminiscence

    Networking

    802.11AX (2 x 2) WiFi 6 & Bluetooth 5.0

    802.11AX (2 x 2) WiFi 6 & Bluetooth 5.0

    Operating system

    Windows 10 Home 64-bit model 1903

    Windows 10 Home 64-bit model 1903

    The C940’s 1080p show is healthier for battery life and nice for productiveness. 
    Sarah Tew/CNET
     A brand new core at its coreThe coronary heart of the C940 is its 10th-gen Intel Core i7 processor with the chip maker’s Ice Lake structure. We’ve been impressed with its efficiency in different two-in-ones together with the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 and HP’s Spectre x360 13 (each of those are Project Athena licensed, too). The Intel Iris Plus graphics that accompany the processor really has extra chew than you may count on because it’s in a position to chew by means of extra demanding duties and even do some mild gaming. It’s no substitute for discrete graphics (you may bump as much as the 15.6-inch C940 if you would like that), nevertheless it’s higher than the built-in Intel UHD Graphics chip discovered within the C930. 

    Long battery life and quick charging are additionally a part of the package deal. I bought to check each the full-HD (1,920×1,080 pixels) and ultra-HD (3,840×2,160 pixels) shows Lenovo presents for the C940. If you care about battery life most, get the FHD show, which lasted for 11 hours and 15 minutes on our streaming video take a look at. Maxed out brightness: the C940’s UHD show (left) vs. the C940’s FHD show. 
    Sarah Tew/CNET
    The UHD show mannequin ran for 8 hours and 15 minutes, which continues to be good given the elevated energy calls for. It is a nicer show, too, with higher colour and brightness that tops 400 nits and it is VESA-certified DisplayHDR 400. That mentioned, they will each stand to be calibrated out of the field and the shiny coating could have you combating reflections outdoors. Regardless of which you go along with, I’ve to say I like having the marginally bigger 14-inch show measurement in comparison with the 13.3- and 13.4-inch screens of the HP and Dell. Refined designThe Yoga C940 sticks intently to the profitable design of the C930, however Lenovo nonetheless discovered methods to enhance it. For instance, it has the identical reverse-notch design on the prime of the show as its clamshell counterpart, the S940. It makes it simpler to raise the lid with one finger whereas additionally making room for the webcam and its sliding privateness shutter. 

    Lenovo made its distinctive soundbar hinge a single piece that provides it a cleaner look and higher audio than the competitors. And it would not matter what place you are utilizing the C940 in, both. One different small change: Lenovo made it simpler to take away the included lively pen from the storage on the again of the laptop computer by slicing a notch into the physique. All the C940’s ports are on the left facet. 
    Sarah Tew/CNET
    One factor I want Lenovo would change is the port placement. All of its ports — two USB-C Thunderbolt 3, one USB-A and a headphone jack — are on the left facet. If Lenovo moved one of many Thunderbolt 3s to the opposite facet, you can cost the laptop computer from the left or proper and it may go away extra room for connecting bulkier USB gadgets, similar to a reminiscence card reader or flash drive. Also price mentioning is that the reminiscence is soldered onto the mainboard. That’s fairly normal for ultraportables now, although. Basically simply be sure to get all of the reminiscence you assume you will want upfront. Simply higherThe Lenovo Yoga C940 is a wonderful premium two-in-one, particularly in the event you’re searching for a bit extra display house than Dell’s XPS 13 or the HP Spectre x360. It’s all-around quicker than the final mannequin, too, in processing efficiency and total usability. Add in lengthy battery life and two strong show choices and you’ve got a laptop computer that simple to advocate.  Geekbench 4 (multicore)

    Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (Intel)

    Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL (14-inch, 4K show)

    HP Spectre x360 13 (2019)

    Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL (14-inch)

    Note:
    Longer bars point out higher efficiency

    Cinebench R15 CPU (multicore)

    Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (Intel)

    Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL (14-inch, 4K show)

    Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL (14-inch)

    HP Spectre x360 13 (2019)

    Note:
    Longer bars point out higher efficiency

    PCMark 10 Pro Edition

    Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL (14-inch)

    Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL (14-inch, 4K show)

    Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (Intel)

    HP Spectre x360 13 (2019)

    Note:
    Longer bars point out higher efficiency

    Streaming video playback battery drain take a look at

    Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL (14-inch)

    HP Spectre x360 13 (2019)

    Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (Intel)

    Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL (14-inch, 4K show)

    Note:
    Longer bars point out higher efficiency (in minutes)

    System configurations

    Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL (14-inch)

    Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit); 1.3GHz Intel Core i7-1065G7; 12GB DDR4 RAM 4.27GHz; 128MB Intel Iris Plus Graphics; 512GB SSD

    Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL (14-inch, 4K show)

    Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit); 1.3GHz Intel Core i7-1065G7; 16GB DDR4 RAM 4.27GHz; 128MB Intel Iris Plus Graphics; 477GB SSD

    Lenovo Yoga C930

    Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit); 1.8GHz Intel Core i7-8550U; 12GB DDR4 SDRAM 2.1GHz; 128MB (devoted) Intel HD Graphics 620; 256GB SSD

    LG Gram 14 2-in-1 (2020)

    Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit); 1.8GHz Intel Core i7-10510U; 16GB DDR4 RAM 2.67GHz; 128MB Intel UHD Graphics; 512GB SSD

    Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (Intel)

    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (64-bit); 1.3GHz Intel Core i7-1065G7; 16GB DDR4 RAM 4.27GHz; 128MB Intel Iris Plus Graphics; 256GB SSD

    HP Spectre x360 13 (2019)

    Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit); 1.3GHz Intel Core i7-1065G7; 8GB DDR4 SDRAM 3.2GHz; 128MB Intel Iris Plus Graphics; 512GB SSD

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